8 Days Uzbekistan

Code: D4-8HY
2019: 26/4, 17/5, 31/5, 27/9, 25/10
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Tashkent
KukeldashMedreseh Museum of Applied Arts
NavoiTheater Square
Bukhara
Samanides Mausoleum ChashmaAyub
Minaret Kalon
Samarkand
Registan Square Ulughbek Observatory
Bibi-Khanym Mosque Shakhi-Zindeh complex
Guri Emir Mausoleum
Chimgan
Chimganmountains

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Day 1: Singapore – Kuala Lumpur – Tashkent (D)

SIN/KUL                 HY553                 1145/1255

KUL/TAS                 HY554                 1435/1930

Assemble at Changi International Airport for your flight to Tashkent via Kuala Lumpur. On arrival at Tashkent proceed for dinner before check in at hotel.

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Day 2: Tashkent – Bukhara (B/L/D)

TAS/BHK              HY023                1850/2000

After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Tashkent. Today proceed to visit the KukeldashMedreseh. This grand 16th century medreseh which was built under the Leadership of KulboboKukeldash is one of the few remaining architectural monuments of Tashkent. Enjoy some free time at the city centre. Continue to the Museum of Applied Arts, which was a house originally built for a wealthy tsarist. After being used as an orphanage, the museum was opened in 1937 as a showcase for the 20th century applied art. Embellished with bright coloured carved plaster decoration and carved wood, the building itself is also an attraction. After lunch, transfer to the domestic airport for flight to Bukhara. Upon arrival in Bukhara meet and transfer to the hotel for rest. Enjoy free time and walking night city tour.

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Day 3: Bukhara (B/L/D)

Today commence on a city tour of Bukhara. Bukhara is located on the Silk Road which has buildings spanning a thousand years of history. This city has been the center of trade, religion, scholarship and culture for a very long time. Visit the Samanides Mausoleum, one of the most elegant structures in Central Asia. It is the mausoleum of Ismail Samani, the founder of the Samanid dynasty. Next, proceed to ChashmaAyub which is built over a spring named ‘Spring of Job’. Legend says that Job struck his staff here and a spring appeared. Inside, you will be able to drink from the spring and check out exhibits on the town’s ancient waterworks. Continue to Minaret Kalon, one of the most prominent landmarks in the city. This evening, dinner will be held at the Uzbek National House.

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Day 4: Bukhara – Samarkand (B/L/D)

After breakfast, proceed to Samarkand, the second largest city in Uzbekistan and is most noted for its central position in the Silk Road. It sits at 710m above sea level and in 2001, UNESCO inscribed this 2750 years old city in the World Heritage List. Upon arrival in Samarkand, embark on a city tour of Samarkand. Visit the Registan Square. Registan, which means Sandy Place in Persian, is the centerpiece of the city and also one of the most spectacular sights in Central Asia. Within the Registan itself, visit the three medresehs namely the UlughbekMedreseh, Shir-DorMedreseh and the Tilla-Kori Medreseh. Each of these three medresehs is built at a different time with its own unique purpose, history and architecture.

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Day 5: Samarkand (B/L/D)

Today, we will be having a full day city tour of Samarkand. Visit the Ulughbek Observatory, an observatory built by Ulughbek, a Timurid ruler in the 15th century who was also a famous astronomer. Next, visit the Bibi-Khanym Mosque, a famous historical mosque whose name comes from the wife of the 14th century Warlord Timur. According to traveler in the 15th century, 90 elephants were captured to carry precious stones to erect this mosque.  Proceed to Sieb Market for some shopping. After lunch, visit the Shakhi-Zindeh complex. It is one of the well-known necropolis in Central Asia. Shakhi-Zindeh which means “The Living King” in Persian was formed over nine centuries and now has more than twenty buildings which includes mausoleums and other ritual buildings. Next, visit the Guri Emir Mausoleum. This magnificent structure that began its construction in the 15th century, occupies an important place in the history of Islamic architecture as the model for the Taj Mahal in India. It is also the tomb of the great Tamerlane.

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Day 6: Samarkand – Tashkent (B/L/D)

After breakfast, back to Tashkent. Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan is one of the ancient city appeared on the cross of the Great Silk Road from China to Europe. It is the largest and one of the oldest cities of Central Asia, an economic heart of the region and a major cultural center.Visit the NavoiTheater Square. This theater is also built under the direction of the same architect that directed the construction of Lenin’s Mausoleum in Moscow.Next, visit “Broadway”, a walking street with artists, souvenirs, eating places, city fountains and modern monuments.

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Day 7: Tashkent – Chimgan – Tashkent – Singapore (B/L/D)

TAS/SIN            HY553                    2100/0735+1

After breakfast, drive to Chimgan. Over here, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountain ranges and the river valleys. You may also want to try out activities such as horse riding, building a snowman or have snowball fights! We will be having lunch on the mountains. After that, view the beautiful scenery of the Pskem water reserve and Charvak Lake before returning back to Tashkent. Enjoy a sumptuous farewell dinner before transferring to the airport for your flight to Singapore.

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Day 8: Arrive Singapore

Arrive in Singapore in the morning with fond memories of a wonderful tour in Uzbekistan.

Tours Info

Airline Uzbekistan Airways (HY)
Flying hours (Approx)
Singapore/Kuala Lumpur – 1 Hours 15 Minutes
Kuala Lumpur/Tashkent – 7 Hours 55 Minutes
Tashkent/Bukhara – 1 Hours 10 Minutes
Tashkent/Singapore – 7 Hours 50 Minutes
Time Difference Uzbekistan is 3 hours behind Singapore.

Kuala Lumpur is in the same time zone as Singapore.

Passport An international passport with a minimum validity of six months from the date of departure is required.
VISAS For Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia passport holders, visas are not required for entry into Uzbekistan. However, for other nationalities, kindly check with our office or the embassies directly.
Travel Insurance Travel insurance is highly recommended by us. It covers unforeseen circumstances such as delays, baggage loss, personal accidents, injuries or illnesses.  Please approach our staff for your complete insurance needs.
Itinerary subject to changes Itinerary & order of sightseeing tours may be reshuffled due to unforeseen circumstances

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